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Former ICCR DG charged with human trafficking, to be questioned: CBI

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 30 (UNI) A Special Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, presently on a foreign trip, along with four others will be questioned by the CBI in connection with the alleged human trafficking of six people to Germany last year.

Rakesh Kumar, Special Secretary (Economic Relations) Ministry of External Affairs was Director General Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) when he reportedly sent six people to Berlin in 2005 on a 'Bhangra Troupe'. Non of them returned to India.

A senior offcial today said Kumar would be questioned after he returns from Brazil, where he is on an official tour.

Among others involved in the racket include a Programme Officer of the ICCR Kehkashan Tyagi. The other two are Har Gulab Singh and Shiv Kumar Sharma.

The CBI had yesterday raided six places in Chandigarh and Ludhiana in this connection.

Kumar, along with others, has been charged with conspiring to illegally send six people out of the country during his tenure as ICCR Director General.


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